I am happy to say that March has started out way better then February. I got over my cold and my lungs healed. I got a brick workout in and was able to push myself during that workout. A brick is when your on the bike for a time and in my case it was 30 min varying between my speed increases. Then running on the treadmill for 5 min in a certain zone. We had to do that twice and I must say it went better.
I also completed a 10km snowshoe race in Lake Louise. The course went across the lake then up a mountian and back down. I found out today that it ended up being 11.2km. Crazy hey. Was one of the tougher races I've done and a great one to start race season with the beautiful scenery. My son came and raced 2.5km and came in second place... I am a super proud mom! We had a great weekend just the two of us in the mountains. We went shopping in Banff and tubing at Mt. Norquay. Such a great time and bonding moment.
The race left my feet in rough shape with a huge blister on my one foot and that is becoming a challenge with my triathlon training... Runners are needed and important, they just don't feel very good on. I've been glad the weather is nice again so I can get away with wearing sandals to help ease the pain at work. The good news is the tri shoes for the bike don't hurt so I can get my brick done tomorrow. This time I think it's three rounds. Oye
Lots of new and cool things are happening to me. I'm not really trying to find them but they are finding me. Today I was able to hear Ian Hill speak in our community and his message hit home with me. You see he has the same philosophy as I do. He awarded our town with a leadership course for every person to take to help build skills and make our town of High River an even better place. So I am happy to say I am registered to take this 15 week course and become a community builder. Nothing like adding more onto my busy plate of racing, training, studying, enjoying life, son playing competitive soccer, spending time with family, friends and working full time. I am so greatful for my close support system that's been there for me.
Another cool thing came my way is a lady wanting me to write a story about overcoming my challenges with my asthma and learning to run. She wants to publish it on her website and Facebook page. My deadline was today and I got it sent off with pics. Now I wait to see how it looks when it gets published. Pretty excited. Don't worry will post a link to it once I see it.
I added yet another race to my long list and I am doing a little 10mile triathlon on March 23rd. You swim 500m, bike 12.5km and run 3km. It's indoors too so I can learn the transitions before a major outdoor race. Nervous about it but excited too. I have a really cool new triathlon outfit for it and can't wait to try it out.
I am also on another spartan 30 day challenge and this time instead of doing 30 Burpees for 30 days, I am now doing 30 squats for 30 days.... On day 10! Loving it!
April 5th which is 2 weeks after my tri we are off to Las Vegas so I can attempt my Super Spartan race on the road to getting my trifecta. Very nervous but looking forward to getting away to Vegas for a mini holiday with the super supportive boyfriend. :) after that I have a month rest/training before the next race in May.
I am just amazed at how life changes drastically for the best when you close the door to negative controlling people. New things happen and come your way. I am loving life and for the first time I am not scared of the future. I'm not scared because I finally know that I am a strong person, I don't want to waste my time worrying about things I can't control or haven't even happened yet. Also I have been working on putting the crap I went thru in the past with my marriage and learning to forgive so I can forget. I am feeling a huge relief and have been sleeping better now!!!
If you don't like what your doing now you need to change.... Find that thing your passionate about and go for it. You want to get in shape just start out slow by eating cleaner and doing some sort of workout... You just gotta keep moving and before you know it things will have changed. My confidence has improved greatly because of my challenges... I am a better person now because of those challenges... Sure it sucks going thru that in the past but you need to change it and make it a positive.
Until next time....
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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